Yes. I'm yet another pregnant teen who everyone thinks will fail

By anonymous on 08/07/2012
Yes. I'm yet another pregnant teen who everyone thinks will fail.
I haven't told anyone yet of my discovery. I am supposedly 9 weeks and 3 days.
I've taken matters into my own hands for the time being within the range of prenatal care and keeping as healthy as I can until I can get help.
I haven't made up my mind yet about how I want to break the news and I really need help with that alone. That will be the hardest part about the pregnancy.
I am physically and mentally prepared more than most would think.
I've been a mother figure nearly half of my life since my siblings never really had fathers or father figures,(my father died, my sister's dad is deadbeat, my current father figure is always working and when he's not he's resting and/or tired). So I help out a lot. I clean, cook, and take care of everyone alongside my mother. My biggest fears are 1. disappointing my mother, I am a good student, good kid, stressed though ... 2. I fear how she is going to cope without me doing everything like I used to do. My stepdad will have to step up I guess.
I am physically ready due to my boyfriend looking forward to being a major support to our family. I am one of the lucky ones to have one like him. He's actually excited where I am scared ish.
My story is based on 'young love' me being 15 (almost 16) and him 17. We were together for along time. I knew him since he was in 2nd grade. We started dating my freshman year and now going into sophomore year I will be near 3.5 months pregnant.
I don't want to be judged, I'm going to just hold my head high and stay strong like a mother. My goal is to succeed. God decided to give me a gift and I plan to take advantage of this blessing.
Mostly, this was to vent and express my views upon teen pregnancy: not all will fail; some can and will do better than someone 27.

Editor's Comment

You have a big challenge ahead of you, but it sounds as though you are prepared and ready to make it work. You have your boyfriend's support which will be important, and hopefully your Mum will be supportive despite her busy life.
It's important that you don't feel responsible for your siblings and the family home. Although you have played an important role, it is your Mum and stepdad's responsibility to run the family home. I hope that you are able to get all the support you need to be a successful mum yourself.

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